Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, on Sunday, said it is disturbing that under the watch of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), the national power grid is collapsing intermittently even after humongous investments.
HURIWA, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, lamented that despite trillions of dollars thought to have been borrowed by the Buhari regime to improve the megawatts produced by about 19 power generating plants in the country, the national grid keeps wobbling, with perpetual outages that throw businesses, homes and the entire country into subterranean darkness.
HURIWA’s Onwubiko said, “It is worrisome that despite the huge spendings on the power sector, the situation under Buhari hasn’t improved an inch. Asides from the external borrowings, over one trillion has entered the electricity sector through budgetary provisions. Yet, whilst the politicians feed fat on this humongous cash, the national grid keeps intermittently collapsing and nobody is held to account.
“HURIWA demands a comprehensive forensic financial audit of the power sector since President Muhammadu Buhari came on board and calls for the arrest of all the top figures that have served in the sector including ministers if they so failed to render accounts. Nigerians cannot continue living in perpetual darkness and paying dearly for it through high tariffs. Enough is enough.”